Local News

  • Springfield teen missing

    The Kentucky State Police are attempting to locate 15-year-old Dawn Hardin of Springfield in Washington County. She is a white female with brown eyes and shoulder-length black hair, weighing approximately 170 lbs. and standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall. She has lip and ear piercings and was last seen on Friday Jan. 9, 2009, wearing light blue jeans, a white thermal shirt decorated with light blue skulls and a black jacket. If anyone has any information as to her whereabouts, please contact the Kentucky State Police at 1-800-222-5555. Tpr. John Adams is investigating.

  • Two killed in Tuesday night crash

    A Washington County man is dead after a two-vehicle accident on KY 555 around 10 p.m. Tuesday night.

    Robert Wayne Miles of Springfield was traveling north on KY 555 when he attempted to pass a vehicle in a no-passing zone, according to a report by Kentucky State Police. The 1995 Ford truck he was driving collided head-on with a 2007 Chevy van driven by Willie J. Adams of Washington, Pa., who was traveling south on KY 555.

  • Jewels from Lebanon robbery recovered in Springfield

    The Springfield Police Department has played a key role in the recovery of approximately $20,000 worth of stolen jewelry, although an estimated $40,000 worth of jewelry remains missing.

  • White competing in state Junior Miss contest

    She’s in Lexington now, and in a few short days, Lauren White will be representing Washington County as its 2009 Junior Miss.

    White, daughter of David and Donna White of Willisburg, is a senior at Washington County High School, and is competing for the title of Kentucky’s 2009 Junior Miss.

  • Sheriff trims $30,000 from budget

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    Washington County Fiscal Court approved a leaner version of the 2009 budget for Sheriff Tommy Bartley Monday morning. The approved budget of $486,100 was $30,000 less than the one for $516,100 submitted Dec. 22. At the December meeting, the court asked county departments to look for ways to tighten their budgets due to lower-than-expected tax revenues for the county.

  • Growing business from the ground up

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    The DECA club at Washington County High School recently held a contest for students who were interested in starting their own business or wanting to expand an existing business. After the score sheets were totaled up, the two winners of the contest were Katie Cambron and Palmer Grigsby. Each will receive a laptop computer, wireless printer, free coaching from the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute and $500 to invest into their business.

  • Burglaries keeping sheriff's office, KSP busy

    A rash of recent burglaries have kept local and state law enforcement officers busy in Washington County.

    Sheriff Tommy Bartley said deputies in his office, as well as officers from Kentucky State Police Post 15 in Columbia, have been investigating multiple burglaries in the county. Bartley said among the items being taken, power tools seem to be the hottest commodity.

  • Students compete for business funding

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    It’s not often that enterprising high school students are given a chance to start their own business, but that’s exactly what the DECA program at Washington County High School is trying to accomplish. Through a partnership with the Kentucky Entrepreneurial Coaches Institute, DECA students are sponsoring a contest where two contestants will have a chance to start or expand their own business.

  • Future still promising for local economy

    The economy in the United States did not get to its current state over night, and it will not be fixed over night. Still, it can be fixed. That’s the opinion of Len Spalding, a Washington County native who can be considered an economic expert. He is chairman of the investment committee of JP Morgan/Chase Global Mutual Fund Complex, and continues to serve on that group’s board of directors. In addition, he is a member of the board of the Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority.

  • St. Catharine hosts open house for new dorm

    By Jimmie Earls

    Sun Staff Writer

    After construction crews squeezed 10 months of work into seven months and a total price tag of $4.2 million, the new dorm at St. Catharine College is finally ready to welcome the 74 students who will call it home. The public will get a chance to check out the new facility when the college hosts an open house Friday from 3-6 p.m. A tour will be provided along with light refreshments.